Black Poetry : Mouths Taped Shut

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not talking about the elephant in the room
    Doesn't make it go away
    In fact, i think it makes the animal get bigger
    withholding the things we need to say

    Tension so thick you could cut it with
    a knife, because of things left unsaid
    With silent hurt and misunderstanding stewing,
    the angry beast is constantly being fed

    Wanting to be able to talk about anything
    and actually doing it, are two different things
    Difficult to broach certain subjects, but after
    it's done, oh the freedom it brings

    So let's talk about this humongous thing
    TALK...until there's nothing left to say
    And allow this unmentioned friction between us
    to finally go away...
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    very well written

    this works when both parties feel there's friction and something to talk about

    when people can meet half way it's a beautiful thing

    peace
     
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    Oh Sister! if I have not Been battling the exact same tribulation:em0400: Your words spoke directly to me. It is so important for us to be able to speak out, speak UP, expres ourselve. Maybe deep down i feel like I do not hae the courage. Maybe I am holding Back for some other reason. I don't know, but this is telling me to let it out. Thank yuo Sister.
     
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    There are times when both may not feel that need to talk. But if one has that need, that need should matter to the other. Yes, when people can meet half way, it's beautiful thing. Thanks So'ja.
    It can be difficult to speak up, especially when we feel our comments won't be favored, but your voice deserves to be heard sis. I thank you for responding so Platinum.
     
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    WooooooooNaah!


    I love it when a poet say what I mean It is beautifulllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I guess in some cases it helps to know...
    when to hold'em, and when to fold'em
    Great piece poet, it speaks volumns
     
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    Hey there Jazzytude, glad I could phrase it in a way that you liked. Thank you very much.
    Yes, queent, know when to hold and fold em, and hopefully what is folded doesn't come back to haunt ya. Thank you sis.
     
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    Great flow Watz
    Well written and very insightful piece.

    I think this could fix the times
    When you don't know what else to do
    Remove the tape and communicate
    With the one in a relationship with you

    I believe anything and everything
    Should be talked about.
    Especially if it effects where I am
    Or what I am involved in

     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Hodee, yes, so true, if it effects where you are, or what you're involved in you certainly need to know.
     
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    Bad health can sometimes be contributed to holding things in and stressing ourselves out in the process. It's a shame how we are bound by things that could free us if we just TALKED about it! SAY IT LOUD!!!!! LOL

    I loved how you got right to the point...no messing around!

    Thank you Sis Watz!
     
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